Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe. -Abraham Lincoln
Despite such a wise dictum and lots of personal experience to teach us otherwise, we find continued pressure to dive into projects with little to no planning in efforts to âgo fasterâ.
However the goal we set ourselves was to reduce Drupal development time by 80% and this session is to share the invaluable lessons we have learned in the quest to go much, much faster.
We've spent two years building the ultimate Drupal "Startpoint" for our clients and this session will show how and why we did it and illustrate some of the benefits in practice.
Some key areas:
* Stop repeating yourself
* The power of a single command-line install
* Why we developed a Startpoint.
About the Speaker
Richard is a 'veteran' of the CMS world, having worked on his first CMS back in 1999. After joining UK Digital Agency i-KOS in 2001 as a Technical Director, Richard set about building a CMS from scratch using J2EE. In 2007/8 it was time to wave the white flag on our proprietary system (even though we had amassed a user base of almost 1000) and head into the Drupal light. In 2009 i-KOS became an Acquia Gold Partner - which in 2010 has been consolidated as an Enterprise Partner.